All four of the Misfits books, the middle school series that inspired National No Name-Calling Week, are now available in a collectible boxed set.
Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit.
Welcome to Paintbrush Falls, home of the “Gang of Five”—four best friends whose “fast, funny, tender” (School Library Journal) stories are iconic examples of the middle school experience.
Join Bobby, Joe, Addie, and Skeezie at the Candy Kitchen in these four special books that have become favorites and classics for their smart, honest portrayal of all the ups and downs of middle school—and of growing up.
This boxed set includes The Misfits, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis.
James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers. Bunnicula, coauthored by his late wife Deborah and published in 1979, is considered a modern classic of children’s literature. The author has written six highly popular sequels, along with the spinoff series Tales from the House of Bunnicula and Bunnicula and Friends. Among his other books are picture books such as Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores and beginning reader series that include the Pinky and Rex and Houndsley and Catina books. He has also written for older readers. The Misfits, published in 2001, inspired the antibullying initiative No Name-Calling Week, as well as three sequels, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis. A common theme in James Howe’s books from preschool through teens is the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.